So, I lost my cell phone in Berlin. Pretty sure I know where--must have been in the taxi on the way home from a restaurant where I had a few cocktails with my friends.
I could not reach the cab company by phone, and gave up after a bit. That was actually a strategic decision.
I only had eight full days in Berlin, and every hour was precious. I chose not to waste any of these hours hunting after a phone that may or may not have been found by the cabbie, and could have well been picked up by his next fare.
I locked that SIM instead and made an insurance claim. My new phone and SIM were waiting for me at the office when I got back to NC.
So, the moral of this story is: If you believe I should have your phone number, please email it to me, or text me with your name.